Saturday, January 5, 2008

Stop fighting and get busy

With today Day five of being stuck inside because of snow and sickness, we are all about crazy. The kids are all too sick to go out, yet not sick enough to stay in the bed. After playing all week inside they are becoming bored, now they don't feel good and are sick of one another. I have cleaned all I care to clean and have absolutely had it with all their fighting. So to ease all the tension I decided to get them active doing something productive. I cleared out my kitchen threw soap and water all over the floor and we had our very own inside slip n slide. In less than five minutes everyone was laughing and having fun. Fussy Jacob sat attentively giggling and watching trying to understand what they were doing. The girls loved it, my floor got clean, and now they are too tired to fight. The girls said it was the best punishment they have ever had. It was a win win situation!



7 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Just today I figured I would use reverse psychology... I told them they couldn't talk to each other until they decided they could be nice. You now how kids are... you tell them they can't do something and that's what they spend all of their energy on for the next hour ;)

    It actually worked, I was shocked LOL!

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  2. What a fun mommy you are!!
    Those pictures are priceless!

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  3. Can you adopt me? *LOL* What a COOL idea!

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  4. found you via Top Momma- good luck with your run!

    What a sense of humore you have. My girls probably wish I could let loose like this!!

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  5. That's creative parenting right there. How fun!

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  6. How much fun was that!!

    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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Girls could you PLEASE give our guest some space. Take your brother and go play. Sorry,it's hectic here, what were you saying?"...

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